Our sweet girl Chestnut is coming out of her shell! She's literally been terrified for a week since she arrived, complete lack of exposure to the world by her previous elder owner. So every new person she meets she is afraid, not in any way mean, just afraid, like shaking afraid. We have had to only let her out in our small yard with a leash locked on because she will dart and run from us when trying to get her back in. Yesterday we graduated to no leash! She is making friends thru the fence and playing with them, we hope to pair her up with a buddy soon! We like to do this with all our longer term cases so they find solice, comfort and confidence thru their buddy! We still cannot let her out in our 2+ acre yard because we would never catch her! We are making progress, slowly but surely! It's a matter of time, training, bonding and building confidence with her. I have never had an adult like her, only puppies that were never handled by humans - that's very much how she acts, just petrified. I have had the opposite reaction in some, full of confidence and fear aggression but never like her. It's beyond heartbreaking to see such a beautiful dog be so afraid of the world. When I say petrified it's literally everything, a leaf blowing from the wind, a car driving by, an unknown human, literally just anything. I am truly so glad we elected to bring her to Oklahoma for me to work with her first before placing in a foster or foster to adopt home. She really needed us. Cases like her take a lot of time, patience, funding and training to truly get ready for adoption. We will get her there and I bet she is just a total diamond underneath all this fear. She truly is the sweetest girl! I love her immensely already!